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Jenna Ortiz


Jenna serves as President after serving as Vice President of Administration for the LTA Foundation for two years. She is a diversity, equity, and inclusion practitioner working for a women and minority-owned consultancy based in Oakland, CA. She is the Founder and Lead Consultant of Dynamic Transformations, LLC, a consulting organization focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy, training, and coaching. 

She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Arts in History with a focus on International Social Justice, and then went on to the New School where she received her Master of Arts in International Affairs with a focus on governance and human rights. Currently, she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Organizational Development and Leadership from the Forbes School of Business & Technology at the University of Arizona, Global Campus.


She joined the Zeta Alpha Chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. in May 2016 at VCU. 

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Alma Sida

Vice President of Administration

Alma received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and French from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in Spring 2019. She then continued her education at the University of Wisconsin Law School and graduated in Fall 2021. 


She soon joined the Wisconsin Bar in 2022 and is now an immigration attorney at Castro & Gutierrez Law Office in Madison, Wisconsin. Prior to joining a private practice, Alma interned at local non-profits who provide legal representation to those facing deportation,

such as the Community Immigration Law Center and the Immigrant Justice Clinic. In her free time, she enjoys visiting state parks with her three chihuahuas. 


Alma became a member of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. at Gamma Mu Chapter in Spring 2018.

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Amber Bolden

Vice President of Development

Amber received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Politics, with a minor in Classics (Latin) from the University of Virginia. She was a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs, in NYC, where she rotated into five jobs in the government, labor, private, and non-profit sectors.


She seized this opportunity to focus on how cross-sector partnerships could elevate and begin solving critical social issues, and while in the fellowship she interviewed and networked with influential stakeholders in New York and Washington DC. Upon completion of the fellowship, she accepted an IP Paralegal position at Kirkland and Ellis, and she plans to pursue a joint JD, MPA degree.


She became a member of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. at Gamma Alpha Chapter in Fall 2015.  

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Merlix Reynolds

Vice President of Finance & Co-Founder/Advisor

​Merlix was instrumental in reestablishing the LTA Foundation as the first President and most recently, Interim Vice President of Finance.


She received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Florida. She later received her Master of Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame. After working at Ernst & Young, LLP for 11 years as an auditor, Merlix transitioned to the Director of Financial Report at RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc. She has an impressive leadership portfolio both in and out of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.


She became a member Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. at Chi Chapter in spring 1998. She has served as National Advisor to the Board of Directors of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

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